It would be a tough test for Newcastle when they host Liverpool at their home in St James Park.
Though, on pen and paper, it looks fairly an easy fixture for Liverpool. However, recent results of the Magpies could create an upset for the Merseyside club. The Magpies’ last encounter at Norwich saw them putting three goals against their sorry-looking opponents, who have already been relegated.
Newcastle’s scintillating Brazilians were the ones who were ‘blazing guns’ at Carrow Road. A brace from Joelinton and an exquisite chip from the new signing Bruno Guimaraes ensured all the three points for the resurgent Magpies.
Newcastle are currently on a four-game winning streak. A win in this match would increase the hopes of European competition next season. They are still not out of that contention and could very well play the Europa League next season.
In this four-match unbeaten streak, they have conceded only one goal. Moreover, since last Christmas, they have not been beaten by a top-flight team at their home. Therefore, Newcastle can test Liverpool. Liverpool losing points would seriously dent their hopes of winning this year’s Premier League.
Moreover, they faced a tough test against Villareal in their mid-week clash in the Champions League. Villareal were able to hold Liverpool until the halftime. The Merseyside club was also lucky to get their breakthrough when a cross deflected off their defender to put Klopp’s side in front.
However, they are having a good time in the Premier League. Moreover, they have not been handed an away loss till now in 2022.
Liverpool ran havoc the last time they met Newcastle in December. They put three past their opponents.
Liverpool’s Premier League form: W W D W W
Newcastle’s Premier League form: L W W W W
Newcastle vs Liverpool: Team News
The Merseyside club’s team news
Though, Liverpool’s only injury concern remains that of Roberto Firmino. He has been suffering from a foot problem. However, it is said that he could come back any time now.
Kostas Tsimikas and Curtis Jones were unavailable, in the last match. However, doubts remain over their return this week.
Liverpool’s starting lineup:
Alisson; Gomez; Matip; Van Dijk; Robertson; Henderson; Fabinho; Thiago; Salah; Mane; Jota
The Magpies’ team news
Newcastle boss are still without key players like Kieran Trippier, Callum Wilson, Jamal Lewis, and Isaac Hayden.
Though, Joelington came off with a knock, in the last match. It is thought to be not much serious and is expected to play against Liverpool.
A full week’s rest for Jonjo Shelvey and Miguel Almiron means they could be back into the starting lineup.
Newcastle’s starting lineup:
Dubravka; Krafth; Schar; Burn; Targett; Shelvey; Guimaraes; Joelington; Almiron; Wood; Saint-Maximin
Newcastle 0-3 Liverpool
Though Newcastle are on a four-game winning streak, still it looks difficult for the Magpies to defeat the mighty Merseyside club. Liverpool have been unbeaten in all the away matches they played this year.
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